12 Steps to Building Demand for Your New Agency

Last week was an amazing week at Social Media Marketing World where I spoke on the topic of Influencer Marketing. While the audience was mostly corporations looking for advice on how to implement at successful strategy, I returned home and had a good question from one of the attendees curious about how I built enough influence and demand to start my own agency. I want to know how I can go about getting clients (that

The 9-Step Guide to Create an Optimized Blog for Search

Even though we wrote Corporate Blogging For Dummies about 5 years ago, very little has changed in the overall strategy of content marketing via your corporate blog. According to research, once you write more than 24 blog posts, blog traffic generation increases by up to 30%! This infographic from Create the Bridge walks through some best practices for optimizing your blog for search. I’m not sold that it’s the ultimate guide… but it’s pretty good.

Follow the Top Social Media Influencers of 2014

Dr. Jim Barry of the Edu-Tainment Social Content Marketing blog has put together a list of the top social media influencers (with yours truly on it!). The good Doctor has written up a fascinating, detailed post on the 4 archetypes of these influencers, describing the traits and types of influence they have in the industry, including: Educators – provide help and insight Coaches – engage and assist (you’ll find me here!) Entertainers – engage and

#Atomicchat: User-Generated Content

If you follow me on Twitter, we had a fantastic chat session with the folks at Atomic Reach speaking about User Generated Content (UGC). Here are the highlights and key takeaways from #AtomicChat Twitter chat, hosted every Monday night at 9pm EST/ 8pm CST/ 6pm PST. Follow @Atomic_Reach for all your content marketing updates! Short for user-generated content, UGC is the term used to describe any form of content such as video, blogs, discussion form

Free Ebook: Are You Playing the Numbers Game?

We’ve written about how impressed we were with EveryoneSocial to encourage your employees to promote your brand socially. After doing the post, the team there reached out and interviewed me regarding my experience with social media. They took the results of that interview and developed a beautiful ebook that you can download from their site. It’s not beautiful because my mug is on the cover :)… they just did a great job at capturing my